Six Little Chicks

Six Little Chicks

by Jez Alborough
     
 

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“The sun looks down on a beautiful day. Five little chicks come out to play . . .”

Sparkling rhythmic text, a clever plot, and adorably detailed illustration are the markers of award-winning children’s author Jez Alborough’s latest book, Six Little Chicks.

Mother Hen has five little chicks to take care of—and

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“The sun looks down on a beautiful day. Five little chicks come out to play . . .”

Sparkling rhythmic text, a clever plot, and adorably detailed illustration are the markers of award-winning children’s author Jez Alborough’s latest book, Six Little Chicks.

Mother Hen has five little chicks to take care of—and she’s also concerned about one more egg that hasn’t yet hatched. Meanwhile, the sneaky fox is on the prowl. Can Mother Hen keep all her chicks—and that sixth egg—out of danger? The ensuing adventure is filled with suspense, surprises, and more than a few big laughs. Children will want to hear the story of Mother Hen and her brave little chicks over and over again.

Best-selling author Jez Alborough knows a thing or two about great children’s books. In 2000 Jez created Hug - a powerful book of only three words about a baby chimpanzee called Bobo who loses his Mom. Oprah Winfrey raved about it on her show and chose it for her recommended reading for children. Bobo went on to star in two more classics: Tall (which along with Hug won the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Book Award) and Yes. The series has sold 1.76 million copies.

Editorial Reviews

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“Vibrant panels and sunny full-bleed pages render each animal’s body movements as they hop, swoop, cheep, and strut across the page. Dramatic full-page spreads show close-ups of the green-eyed fox with his vivid-orange head squeezed through the door, grinning and snapping his jaws wide in toothy anticipation. In a comical denouement, the clever chicks figure out a way to outsmart the fox. A satisfying head count at the end means all is well as the sixth bright-yellow chick cracks his way out of his egg. Author-illustrator Alborough offers up a fast-moving read-aloud and a fun way for young children to practice counting.”

—Lolly Gepson, Booklist, April 2013

School Library Journal
PreS—A mother hen keeps a close eye on her young chicks while she sits and waits for the last egg to hatch. She's warned that the "big bad fox" is lurking around the chicken coop and she's torn between keeping her five offspring safe while awaiting her sixth, and children are sure to be concerned that there may be fewer than six little chicks by the end of the story. Told in rhyming couplets, this tale of vigilant neighbors and one particularly innovative hatchling will keep youngsters entertained with its lively repetition and captivating illustrations. The text varies in size and font, creating an exciting story that begs to be read aloud. Brightly colored gouache paintings from small vignettes to full spreads exude energy as the nervous hen and her naïve chicks deal with the threat. Plenty of action words, will encourage listeners to join in the action. A winning offering.—Maryann H. Owen, Racine Public Library, WI

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438001814
Publisher:
Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
709,736
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 11.20(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile:
AD860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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